“When people think that they’re being left behind, in today’s world, they say something about it. They demand change. They hold governments accountable… Governments that don’t respond to their populations, their constituents, that aren’t seen as serving needs quickly and that aren’t seen as responsive, are going to struggle and in some cases be changed.”

In this World Economic Forum video, John Rice, Vice-Chairman of GE in Hong Kong, talks about the importance of electricity and healthcare to economic growth and the need for governments around the world to meet the infrastructure needs of their people.

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Author: John Rice, Vice-Chairman, GE, Hong Kong SAR

Image: A worker fixes electricity grid in Vietnam’s southern Mekong delta city of Can Tho, August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kham